This is the Stattmann Baby!!  Time to Scatt a little bit.

The polarizing effects of another bitter political season force us to look for ways to bring us together as a nation.

Sports – including motorsports – has done that in the past. For example, this week at the SEMA show in Las Vegas we saw fans as diverse as Jay Leno and Hulk Hogan stop by the Mopar booth. 

But I continue to wonder if NASCAR can be a solution to this issue of American de-polarization.

A couple racing friends this week told me how NASCAR was keeping them from becoming a part of the NASCAR Nation.

Admittedly these are one-sided stories, but I can believe them after some personal experiences of my own.  To NASCAR’s credit, it’s continuing its effort to find a Tiger Woods to sit behind a wheel, get another headline and penetrate a new market.

You wonder, though, how happy the good ol’ boys are to colorize the back as well as the front of the line out there on the racetrack and inside the garage.

Five days after the election you wonder if NASCAR has the same commitment to expand within the blue states as it has to live comfortably in the red ones.